While the early team spent our first day in Baikonur preparing for the spacecraft arrival, the main team personnel were hopping their transcontinental flights to join us. After a night in Moscow and an early wake-up to catch their flight, the main team arrived in Baikonur right on schedule.Â To welcome them, we held another safety and security briefing. The evening was completed with a meal and conversation.Â The atmosphere was relaxed, because, in the back of everyoneâ€™s mind, we knew that there was just one more day of â€œcalmâ€ before the Antonov would arrive and deliver the spacecraft. Â Then it would be time for the real fun to begin!
10 Nov 2008